Day trips and hiking trails in the Upper Engadine valley, Switzerland

The Upper Engadine - Day trip and hiking suggestions

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At 3303 metres, Corvatsch is a popular starting point for skiers and a beautiful viewing point.

Activities in the Upper Engadine

These are the to do's that we recommend. Hiking trails, cable cars, panoramic trains and more!

SIGHTSEEING TIPS FOR THIS REGION

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Bernina Express

Wonderful scenic train ride from the old town of Chur across the Bernina Pass to Italy.

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Glacier Express

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.

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Corvatsch

Extraordinary view of the Upper Engadine lakes and Piz Bernina.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Independent 3-day Glacier Express tour from Lugano

Enjoy the entire Glacier Express route from Zermatt to St. Moritz. Hotels in both towns, breakfast, train tickets and seat reservations for the Glacier Express are included. You can start this tour in Lugano or anywhere else in Switzerland. You can easily combine this tour with the Bernina Express!

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Independent 3-day Bernina Express tour from Lugano

This trip includes the Bernina Express bus from Lugano to Tirano and the Bernina Express train from Tirano to St. Moritz. You'll spend the night in Lugano and St. Moritz. Finally you can travel back to Lugano or elsewhere in Switzerland. Included: hotels, breakfast, train tickets, seat reservations.

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8-day hiking holiday in the Upper Engadine region

Discover the vistas, flora and fauna of the southern Swiss Alps on foot: 6 full days of hiking in the Upper Engadine area around famous St. Moritz, including the National Park. The tour is available from June to October. Hotels, breakfast, maps, a guide book and luggage transfers are included.

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REGIONAL HIKING SUGGESTIONS

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Lake St. Moritz

Relaxed stroll along the Lake of St. Moritz, suitable for anyone.

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  • Hiking time: 0h55
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1767 - 1785 m
  • Distance: 4.4 km
  • Terrain: valley, town, along lake
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Muottas Muragl - Alp Languard

Popular trail with plenty of good views across the Upper Engadine valley.

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  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2228 - 2459 m
  • Distance: 6.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Piz Nair - Bever

Long trail with landscapes varying from untouched high mountain scenery to conifer forests.

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  • Hiking time: 5h45
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1709 - 3027 m
  • Distance: 16.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky, high alpine terrain, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Bever - Preda

Demanding route across a magnificent alpine landscape.

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Morteratsch glacier

It's impressive to see a glacier up close, and informative to see how fast it's retreating.

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  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1898 - 2035 m
  • Distance: 5.4 km
  • Terrain: valley, rocky
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Murtèl - Furtschellas

Hike across high alpine meadows with views across the Upper Engadine lakes.

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  • Hiking time: 2h30
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2317 - 2706 m
  • Distance: 5.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Murtèl - Pontresina

Impressive views on the Piz Bernina and its glaciers while descending into the Roseg valley.

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  • Hiking time: 4h00
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1772 - 2757 m
  • Distance: 12.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Ospizio Bernina - Alp Grüm

Explore the high alpine rough terrain of the Bernina Pass.

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Pontresina - Punt Muragl

Short route to view the trains on the famous Bernina line.

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  • Hiking time: 0h40
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1743 - 1770 m
  • Distance: 2.5 km
  • Terrain: meadow, valley
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Pontresina - St. Moritz

Route across the forests in the valley between Pontresina and St. Moritz.

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  • Hiking time: 1h40
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1766 - 1849 m
  • Distance: 4.2 km
  • Terrain: along lake, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)
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